I downloaded Pacer, a walking app, to my phone.
A free download, Pacer tracks your steps throughout the day and you can easily track your progress at any time. The app even indicates stages for you, which is kind of a motivator.... Zero - 2,999 steps = sedentary. Walking 3,000 - 7,499 steps and you are lightly active. Taking 7,500 - 9,999 steps and you are somewhat, or moderately active. Walking 10,000 or more and you are active, as in taking steps to be healthy. Helping you stay motivated to do more, the app also provides calories burned, 'active' time and mileage stats. For even more data and features, you can subscribe, but I don't see the point. All the basics you need are there in the free download.
The goal is to take at least 10,000 steps a day, or 4+ miles and keep my calorie count at around 1,800 a day. If I'm disciplined enough, that should help me stay on track to losing about a pound a week.
Walking your way to health.... It's fat losing and heart/cardiovascular healthy! Get the Pacer app!